The Modest Needs Foundation assists a variety of people, but they also have something called the Homecoming Heroes Grants that are meant especially to provide financial help for veterans. Making the change from military to civilian life can be challenging enough without having to deal with financial difficulties as well. However, with so many service personnel returning home at the same time, delays in VA benefits and other funds are common.
They also have grants for unexpected or emergency financial assistance. People who might only be a couple of paychecks from poverty can easily be sent off course by unexpected expenses like medical bills.
In order to get funding, Modest Needs uses an approach called “crowdfunding.” This means that they ask the general public to donate to charity in order to fund their projects. They are very appreciative of every donation, no matter the size. In fact, many donations come from former Modest Needs grant recipients.